Padova botanical garden World Heritage Site

Botanical garden in Italy

Botanical Garden (Orto Botanico), Padua
UNESCO World Heritage Site
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The Botanical Garden of Padua; in the background, the Basilica of Sant'Antonio.
LocationPadua, Veneto, Italy
CriteriaCultural: (ii), (iii)
Inscription1997 (21st session)
Area2.2 ha (5.4 acres)
Buffer zone11.4 ha (28 acres)
Coordinates45°23′56.8″N 11°52′50.4″E / 45.399111°N 11.880667°E / 45.399111; 11.880667Coordinates: 45°23′56.8″N 11°52′50.4″E / 45.399111°N 11.880667°E / 45.399111; 11.880667
Orto botanico di Padova is located in Veneto
Orto botanico di Padova
Location of Orto botanico di Padova in Veneto
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Orto botanico di Padova is located in Italy
Orto botanico di Padova
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The Botanical Garden of Padova (or Garden of the Simples) in a 16th-century print; in the background, the Basilica of Sant'Antonio.

The Orto Botanico di Padova is a botanical garden in Padua, in the northeastern part of Italy. Founded in 1545 by the Venetian Republic, it is the world's oldest academic botanical garden that is still in its original location.[1] The garden, affiliated with the University of Padua, currently covers roughly 22,000 square meters, and is known for its special collections and historical design.

  1. ^ Officially, the oldest university botanical garden is the Orto botanico di Pisa, which was founded in 1544; however, that garden was relocated twice and has only occupied its current, and now-permanent, location since 1591.

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  • Province of Padua

    Province of Italy

  • Scrovegni Chapel
  • Palazzo della Ragione, Padua
  • Prato della Valle
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  • Giardini della rotonda di Padova
  • Pedrocchi Café
  • Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua

    Church in Veneto, Italy

  • Padua Cathedral
  • Church of the Eremitani

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